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International Day of Yoga

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21st, the solstice day. It is an official United State promotion of global health, harmony and peace since 2015. 

In India, around the time of the International Day of Yoga (IDY), there is public promotion and education about Yoga, while other countries have special Yoga event stressing its benefits.

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”

— Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister during the UN General Assembly, 2014

International Day of Yoga - Wanaka

The IDY has been celebrated in Wanaka since 2020.

Offering a free or charitable event, the main goals of the IDY Wanaka are:

  • to promote Yoga in our community and towns around us

  • to educate about Yoga

  • to unite our local yoga teachers

  • to connect the yoga teachers with our community

All teachers involved in this event are volunteers and they are committed to sharing their passion and knowledge about Yoga, providing hours of wellness and peace to who will attend the event.

For more detail about program, please check the year of interest.

Curiosity about the logo

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The folding of both hands in the logo symbolizes Yoga, which reflects the union of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body, man and nature, the holistic approach to health and well being.

The brown leaves in the logo symbolize the earth element, the green leaves are for nature and the blue is for water element while the sun symbolises the source of energy and inspiration.

The logo reflects harmony and peace for the humanity which is the essence of Yoga.